“Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love sweets but my parents and I have found ways to make it super fun but also healthy.“
– Kai Nunziato-Cruz
Trick or Treat!
Right now, kids across the country are anxiously awaiting the sweetest of all holidays: Halloween! From fun size chocolate bars to saltwater taffies, the season of sweets is upon us! Did you know, the average child consumes 3 cups of sugar on Halloween? That’s upwards of 7,000 additional calories and 6 times the maximum daily recommendation!
Halloween tricks and treats are undeniable rights of childhood that no parent should forbid. It is, however, possible for parents to encourage a healthier holiday and use this as a teachable moment.
12-year-old nutrition expert, Kai Nunziato-Cruz is sharing kid-friendly (doctor-approved) Halloween hacks to keep the sweet season as healthy as possible.
As the son of a Gastroenterologist and a Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Kai Nunziato-Cruz has learned about diet and nutrition his whole life. He’s watched his parents help adults get well and stay well through healthy eating and he felt it was his mission to take these same teachings to kids.
Good nutrition is especially important for kids because their bodies grow so quickly. Although Halloween is only one day of the year, there are endless opportunities for kids to snack, on candy, treats, and unhealthy food all season. As childhood obesity rates rise, it is becoming increasingly important for parents and kids to know the facts so they can make nutritious choices.
Providing healthy meals for your child is crucial – especially this time of year – but it’s just as important for kids to learn about healthy food as it is to eat it. Halloween is a great opportunity to talk to your kids about healthy eating. Kai is encouraging kids and parents to make nutritious food choices throughout the season of sweets.
“Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love sweets but my parents and I have found ways to make it super fun but also healthy…”
…says Kai who teaches kids and parents about health and nutrition through his YouTube show, Generation Kai. Though he may be young, Kai’s message has already spread to many families across the U.S.
In An Interview/Article, Kai Can Discuss:
- Kid-Friendly (Doctor-Approved) Halloween Treats
- Eat This (NOT THAT) Halloween Candy Edition
- Creative Ideas to Make Halloween Healthy But Still Sweet
- How His Parents Used Halloween as a Teachable Moment for Nutrition
- Fun Halloween Facts about Diet, Nutrition, Food, and Digestion
Kai is sharing facts about diet, nutrition, food, and digestion the whole family can use to be healthy and fit. He has fun and creative Halloween hacks to make the season of sweets as nutritious as possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kai Nunziato-Cruz is the 12-year-old author of Digest This Now!. As the son of Liz Cruz M.D., a board-certified Gastroenterologist, and Tina Nunziato, a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Kai has watched his Moms for years help adults get well and stay well with their books, podcast, online home study program and more and felt it was his mission to take those same teachings to kids.